3 Day Essence Dunhuang Tours

Tour Code: CTDH01
Tour Duration: 3 Days
Attractions: Mogao Grottoes, Mingsha Shan & Yueya Quan (Singing Sand Mountains & Crescent Moon Spring)

From $172 per person

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Dunhang

Transfer via: Flight on your arrangement

Upon your arrival in Dunhang you will be met by your local guide and then be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some leisure time for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Dunhang (B, L)

Sightseeing: Dunhuang Mogao Caves, Mingsha Shan & Yueya Quan

In the morning we will drive to Dunhuang Mogao Caves, also known as "Thousand Buddha Grottoes". They are located at the rock side of the Singing Sand Mountain in Dunhuang city of Gansu Province. The 3 or 4 tier grottoes extend 1.6 kilometers. According to historical records, the Mogao Caves were carved in 366 AD. There are 492 grottoes in existence with some 45,000 square meters of murals, and 415 painted clay figures.

Then we will drive to Mingsha Shan & Yueya Quan. When Aurel Stein settled down by this spring to churn out his memoirs, he opined, "It lay hidden away amidst high sands beyond the southern edge of the oasis and about three miles from the town. For the desert wanderer there could be no more appropriate place of rest, I thought, than this delightful little pilgrimage place enclosed all around by sand-ridges rising to over 75m (250 ft.) in height. There was a limpid little lake, of crescent shape and about a quarter of a mile long, which has given the locality its name and its sanctity."

Day 3 Departure Dunhang (B)

Transfer via: Flight on your arrangement

Today you can enjoy some leisure time on your own to walk around the nearby streets until you guide will pick you up. You will then be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

Tour Price

Season Tour Class Group Size Single Room
1pax 2-5pax 6-9pax
Peak Season 4 401 225 172 78
5 417 233 180 86

1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.